Although located very near the tourist haven of Manuel Antonio, many of the public schools surrounding the Quepos area have very limited funding. Children only attend school half-days due to a lack of teachers and space. Since school hours are limited, classes are restricted to mainly the basic subjects, and students receive few or no extracurricular classes, such as music, arts or sports. Many children do not attend school past the last year of elementary school.
Charitable Trust funds will be used to renovate school buildings, build new classrooms & other buildings such as cafeterias or supply rooms, paint schools, repair/build desks and other classroom furnishings, and to supply books, arts materials, sports equipment and other needed supplies. As we work with many schools in the area, and always seek to ensure our programs have the greatest impact possible, specific projects will be decided on a basis of need and urgency.
Working in partnership, this project will improve facilities and the quality of education available to children in the community. At our key partner schools, goals include developing facilities where teachers and volunteers can organize workshops, provide extra assistance and collaborate on a sustainable English education program which will improve linguistic skills for both children and adults, creating more opportunities for stable employment benefiting generations for years to come.
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